August 31, 2023

1st to 5th – what’s going on at RNZ? ASB under fire over agency call; TVNZ CEO hunt

1st to 5th – what’s going on at RNZ? ASB under fire over agency call; TVNZ CEO hunt

Morning Report hosts Corin Dann and Ingrid Hipkiss, and Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking. Photos / RNZ, NZME RNZ boss: We ‘want and expect’ Morning Report’s ratings to grow again; ASB move falls flat with Kiwi agencies; ‘Thomas Cranmer’ unmasked; Roles gone as Warner Bros. Discovery overhauls marketing team; TVNZ’s CEO hunt. On the face of […]

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Newsable: Women are better surgeons than men, according to new study

Newsable: Women are better surgeons than men, according to new study

SUPPLIED It’s official – women are better surgeons than men. Newsable is brought to you by BNZ. Patients operated on by women have better long-term post-operative outcomes, according to new research. The study of more than one million Canadian patients – published this morning in the Journal of the American Medical Association – concluded they

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The AI revolution is coming. But not as fast as some people think

The AI revolution is coming. But not as fast as some people think

Widespread use of artificial intelligence could be years away still. Photo / 123RF From steam power to the internet, there has always been a lag between technology invention and adoption across industries and the economy. Lori Beer, the global chief information officer of JPMorgan Chase, talks about the latest artificial intelligence with the enthusiasm of

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Will a bitterly divided Australia elevate the voice of Aboriginal people?

Will a bitterly divided Australia elevate the voice of Aboriginal people?

The Garma Festival, the largest Aboriginal cultural gathering in Australia, in East Arnhem Land this month. Photo / Getty Images A referendum to set up an Indigenous advisory body in Parliament was envisioned as uniting the country. The opposite has happened. It was billed as a modest proposal that would help heal the traumas of

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‘A different world’: Lawson reflects on F1 trial by fire ahead of return at Monza

‘A different world’: Lawson reflects on F1 trial by fire ahead of return at Monza

Unlikely became reality for Liam Lawson at Formula One’s Dutch Grand Prix last weekend, his trial by fire with AlphaTauri commencing in possibly the worst possible conditions a driver on debut could hope for. But the 21-year-old took everything that was thrown at him by the wild conditions and lack of prep time in his

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‘Love to you all’: Memorial held for two victims of mushroom lunch

‘Love to you all’: Memorial held for two victims of mushroom lunch

The son of Don and Gail Patterson – the couple who died after eating a fatal mushroom lunch in Australia – has revealed his mother’s last text message as the couple were farewelled today. According to news.com.au, at least 350 people packed into the Korumburra Recreation Centre in Victoria this afternoon to farewell the pair.

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Virgin Aust Suspends Sydney-Nadi Flights From Jan 24 As Omicron Affects Crew

Virgin Aust Suspends Sydney-Nadi Flights From Jan 24 As Omicron Affects Crew

“Virgin Australia is dedicated to the communities that we serve and will resume these flights as soon as possible,” Virgin chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka said in a statement. Virgin said COVID isolation requirements have wreaked havoc on crew availability. From January 24, Virgin Australia will suspend its only international route, Sydney-Nadi, as Omicron COVID-19

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Yugen, South Yarra’s deluxe sushi restaurant, is introducing a cheaper omakase option

Yugen, South Yarra’s deluxe sushi restaurant, is introducing a cheaper omakase option

Behind Yugen’s curtained-off room is a new omakase experience from one of Melbourne’s most in-demand sushi chefs. Save You have reached your maximum number of saved items. Remove items from your saved list to add more. Save this article for later Add articles to your saved list and come back to them anytime. Got it

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‘Everything to gain and nothing to lose’: Noel Pearson champions ‘profound’ Voice

‘Everything to gain and nothing to lose’: Noel Pearson champions ‘profound’ Voice

The Australian’s new commentary newsletter. Sign up to get the nation’s sharpest writers, with their bold opinions and incisive analysis in your inbox every Sunday. Thanks for signing up to The Australian Commentary newsletter Sign up Indigenous Leader Noel Pearson has urged Australians to support the Voice to Parliament proposal, claiming there is “everything to

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ARSON ATTACK:

ARSON ATTACK:

Malaita’s Onelafa CHS burnt down, Secondary students bound to be affected by the arson incident, police confirm an investigation has been launched ONELAFA Community High (CHS) School in East Fataleka, Malaita Province, has suffered a great loss following the burning down of its double story classroom building on Monday night. The burning down of the

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We tracked grocery prices for one year, here’s how they’ve changed

We tracked grocery prices for one year, here’s how they’ve changed

Stuff We have been checking on the same basket of goods each month for a year. Over the past year, Stuff has been tracking the price of a basket of 22 grocery items at Pak’nSave, New World and Countdown supermarkets in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The items include commonly bought things such as tomatoes, potatoes,

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Coroner releases tragic details of university student’s last months before planned suicide

Coroner releases tragic details of university student’s last months before planned suicide

Warning: This story reports on suicide and mental health. A coroner has released the harrowing details of a teenager’s last months before she died by suicide, including how she’d planned her death and hid her mental health from those closest to her. Lincoln University student and passionate young environmentalist Zoe Luffman, 18, died by suicide

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Marlborough Urgent Care Centre cuts open hours due to doctor shortage

Marlborough Urgent Care Centre cuts open hours due to doctor shortage

Anthony Phelps/Stuff Marlborough Urgent Care Centre will be reducing its hours to 8am until 5pm until new staff are recruited. Marlborough’s Urgent Care Centre has reduced its opening hours as it struggles to provide enough staff for a “clinically safe service”. Instead of closing at 8pm, the Blenheim clinic will operate from 8am to 5pm,

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Local plumber fixes raw sewage overflow after council fails to show

Local plumber fixes raw sewage overflow after council fails to show

A local council is blaming “human error” for its failure to fix a blockage which resulted in raw sewage flowing over a Whangārei service lane and car park for more than two days. A Whangārei plumber was so disappointed with Whangārei District Council’s “diabolical” lack of response, that he took it upon himself to clear

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Principal gagged as relationship with board remains strained at Gore school

Principal gagged as relationship with board remains strained at Gore school

Robyn Edie/Stuff A statutory manager is trying to sort out relationship issues at St Peter’s College in the eastern Southland township of Gore. The principal at St Peter’s College in Gore has been gagged from speaking to the media as her relationship with the school’s board members remains strained. The Catholic co-ed school was in

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Family’s grief as remains confirmed as murdered Sydney woman Samah Baker

Family’s grief as remains confirmed as murdered Sydney woman Samah Baker

Human remains found in New South Wales grassland have been identified as those of Australian murder victim Samah Baker. Baker’s on-and-off partner, James Hachem, was last year found guilty of her January 2019 murder. He was sentenced to 24 years in jail in May this year. On July 28 this year, a woman found human

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Mayor apologises ‘unreservedly’ over minimising racial abuse from community board chair

Mayor apologises ‘unreservedly’ over minimising racial abuse from community board chair

Hamish McNeilly/Stuff Dunedin Mayor Jules Radich tries on the mayoral change. Dunedin Mayor Jules Radich is not commenting further, after his earlier words led to a full-blown apology. The latest twist comes after the Dunedin City Council voted to send a letter to Barry Williams, the highest polling candidate of the 2022 Strath Taieri election,

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